Girls Tennis: West WPIAL singles roundup

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As Carlynton’s Hannah Phillips sets to prepare to play in the WPIAL Class AA singles consolation match todayat Shady Side Academy against Indiana's Lucy Bujdos, here's how other West players finished Wednesday. 

Michaela Kluska, Greensburg C.C. def. Sara Jubas, Fort Cherry, 10-0.

Annie Neurohr, Greensburg Salem def. Anne Taylor, Beaver, 10-6;

Alyvia Kluska, Greensburg C.C. def. Moriah Bridges, Beaver, 10-2


Craig Meyer's West High School Football Notebook (Sept. 18, 2014)

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Here's this week's edition of Craig Meyer's West High School Football Notebook.

"A familiar name rests atop the standings of the Class AA Midwestern Conference standings.

There, as is the case most years, is Aliquippa, undefeated and outscoring opponents by an average of 35.4 points per game. Just behind the Quips is Beaver, a resurgent program that has won at least eight games in five of the past seven seasons.

Among that group of 3-0 teams, though, is a name that may surprise some — New Brighton.

The Lions' 3-0 start is their second in a row, a far cry from where the program found itself not even four years ago. From 2008-2012, they lost 35 of 45 games and never finished better than 3-6. Last year, when they went 6-4 and made the WPIAL playoffs, it marked the first time that they had a winning record since going 5-4 in 2004."



Football: West Top Games - Week 4 (2014)

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Here's a look at three of the top games involving West teams in Week 4.

Beaver (3-0, 2-0) at New Brighton (3-0, 3-0), Friday, 7 p.m. - New Brighton as expected to be good this year but Beaver had more question marks because of graduation losses. Both teams enter this game undefeated,though. That really isn't a surprise, but Beaver's first team defense has yet to allow a point, which is a huge surprise. The last time these teams – at the same place – New Brighton won 64-49. Expect a competitive game but with nowhere near that much scoring.


Football: Little parity among West teams

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It's been a season of some amazing blowouts across the WPIAL with one team or another scoring 70 or more every week, but last week was especially big on blowouts locally. Of the 21 local teams, a total of two were involved with in games decided by less than 10 points. Fifteen of the 21, on the other hand, played in games decided by 28 points or more with West Allegheny's 56-7 win over Hopewell the biggest margin.

Of the two close games, though, both were exciting. In Blackhawk's 26-20 win over New Castle, the Cougars had a slim 14-13 lead at halftime but Tim Mancini made that a much more comfortable lead by returning the second half kickoff 80 yards. The Cougars extended the lead to 26-13 on a Jeremy McGovern score in the third quarter before new Castle scored in the game's final minutes to make for an exciting finish.

In Western Beaver's 21-14 loss at Chartiers-Houston, John Sosack led a fourth quarter comeback for the Golden Beavers with a pair of touchdowns to tie the game at 14-14 but Chartiers-Houston answered and Western didn't have time to answer. Sosack finished with 110 yards rushing.